Introducing Andrew Ceroni, author of IN THE BLACK

“This is my fifth book published with Outskirts Press and the reason for that is simple – no author could ask or expect a higher level of magnificent support. Their brilliant front and back cover designs and and stellar interior appearance is marvelous. I would go no place else.”

Award-winning author Andrew Ceroni served a distinguished career as a Senior Supervisory Special Agent focused on global counterespionage and antiterrorism operations. He received his BS degree from the U.S. Air Force Academy and an MA from Case Western Reserve University, and he studied the German and French languages at the University of Maryland. Andrew is a member of the Authors Guild.

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The CIA’s most valued Russian double agents are being assassinated one by one. In Langley Center itself, Jack Barrett, Director of Central Intelligence, barely escapes assassination. When the Agency discovers the attacks originate from a Russian top secret cyberwarfare program called Chernyy Almaz, or Black Diamond, they must respond swiftly to shut down the attacks and extract their top prized agents before they’re lost forever. Chief among them is Dr. Armand Mishenkov, the head of Russia’s research and development for cold fusion weaponry. Pursued by Russian assassins and Spetsnaz teams, Agent Dave McClure must find Mishenkov and smuggle him across Europe and to the United States—but can they make it alive?

Introducing Maureen Scanlon, author of My Dog is My Relationship Coach

“I love my experience with Outskirts Press, two books published now and I wouldn’t use anyone else! I love the creativity of the designer and the advice my Author Representative gives me. Thank You Outskirts Press for another great book publishing experience!”

Maureen Scanlon is the founder and CEO of Maureen Scanlon Life Coaching. Maureen’s certifications include Life Coaching, NLP, DBT, REBT, ACT, and Pet Psychology. She has held group coaching and retreat for mindful change and created a 5-Step program for Fostering Meaningful Relationships. Maureen and her husband, Dennis, live in Mesa, Arizona, with Jade, a 15-pound chihuahua, and Brodie, an Australian shepherd mix. They have four children and three grandchildren. Maureen is also the author of My Dog Is More Enlightened Than I Am. Contact Info: Email: Maureen_Nelson@hotmail.com or on Facebook: www.facebook.com/lifecoachmaureens

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Are you in pursuit of your lifetime love? Ask yourself: Do I have the time and energy to invest in a relationship? Do I hold on to anger or pain about a past relationship? Am I committed to see the truth about a person and not what I want it to be? Am I a good catch? Do I bring full confidence of who I am to the table? Explore the answers to these questions and more in My Dog Is My Relationship Coach, a guide to relationships that takes its lead from the pets in our lives and the unconditional love they offer. In our search for love, companionship, and “the one,” we oftentimes lose sight of our true selves and what we deeply desire in a life partner. This book will help you to see clearly what it takes to heal yourself, enhance your marriage or romantic relationships, and realize the whole person you were meant to be while in a relationship or searching for that perfect mate. With tips, examples, and anecdotes, this guide shares the meaning, clarity, and deep connections that enhance the journey of finding or loving “our person.”

Introducing Vera Steppeler, author of The Love Trap: On My Mother’s Grave

“It has been a pleasure working with Outskirts Press! In all, we have published 3 books together.  I don’t know how I would have been able to publish these books if it weren’t for the good people at Outskirts Press. They helped out throughout the process and answered all of my questions. Thank You so much!”

Writing has always been an escape for Vera, but this is the first novel she has published. She has lived in Germany and Canada, but America has been her home since 1964. Bianca’s story is thought-provoking to the end, giving readers an opportunity to reflect on their own life-choices. Other published works are “Vera’s Book Of 100-Word and Other Short Stories” and “World War II: Through the eyes of a Child.”

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Bianca seems to have it all: Beauty, Health, Family, a successful Career – So why is she crying ? A short note from a younger co-worker informing her of his upcoming marriage makes her realize that she is in love with him instead of her husband. . . . and at this moment her whole life changes from contentment to turmoil. The story begins with a flashback to the hardship of being a teen girl in post-war Germany, and continues, alternating between her romance with her American husband, and her growing involvement with the younger Frederick. In a surprising twist she finally realizes who the love of her life is. But – will it be too late for her decision, or will she finally find peace?

Introducing Claude R. Hurst Jr., author of The Ravings and Savings of a Vietnam Veteran

“I’m waiting for the virus to die down to have some local signings but have already sold many books with self-advertising. I’m looking forward to the my next publishing experience with Outskirts Press.”

Claude R. Hurst Jr. graduated from high school in May of 1966, joined the Marines in June 1966 and was in Vietnam by mid-December, 1966. He is active in a Vietnam Vet group in Huntington, WV, plays music for Chapel at the Woody Williams VA Hospital and still writes and sings about the war. He has a B.A. in Education and a Masters in Special Education. These activities help him deal with P.T.S.D. but mostly love and Christ get him through.

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Ever go on an impossible journey? Experience one with me – of war, faith and love by reading my book then you’ll realize you have been on one too! Unpopular war, faith and love are the three themes of “The Raving (I) and Savings (II) of a Vietnam Veteran.” Also Loose Ends (III) incorporates and connects all three themes. Part I incorporates poems and one short story to give the reader some insight into the Vietnam War in 1967 along the DMZ. Mamasan brings the war closer to everyday life of the people of Vietnam. Always there and the story “The Mad Minute” bring you closer to the war and to the writer’s life. Part II tells of faith in God and how it can help you in the journey that is life. Finally, Part III intertwines a variety of the consciousnesses of the writer. The long journey for this writer is woven into the poems and one short story. Forty-nine years of coping with P.T.S.D. without the help of anyone but his wife. Encountering faith, love, loss, frustration, injustice, rejection, disrespect, non-understanding, unpopular war, and coming home to a thankless America in 1968 are the fabric of this book’s writings. Now Vietnam is far away yet always near and faith and love are so dear. The journey continues with each new day and makes a way!

Introducing David Trawinski, author of The Life of Marek Zaczek Vol. 1: Under the Wings of Eagles

“My Author Representative is exceptional at what she does. I have used her for all five of my titles with Outskirts. She has helped me immensely even when issues were due to my error. She represents Outskirts Press in an outstanding fashion.”

David Trawinski is a writer of Polish Historical Fiction. His novels include the books of the Chopin Trilogy: The Willow’s Bend, Chasing the Winter’s Wind, and War of the Nocturne’s Widow.

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Marek Zaczek is born amidst the snows of Galicia in 1772. Born a simple peasant boy, Marek grows to be a man over the next twenty-five years. He dreams of the past power of Poland’s feared Winged Hussars, and of even one day riding for his country as an Uhlan Cavalier. Above all else, he wants nothing more than the hand in marriage of his beloved Maya Manuska. The story of Marek’s life becomes forever intertwined with the heinous crimes of the Partitions of Poland, the soaring spirit of Independence won in America, and the haunting terror of the French Revolution.

Introducing Rashad Parker, author of You Shoulda Known: You Wanted It. You Got It.

“My Author Representative is great. This is our 2nd go round. I couldn’t be more pleased.”

In 2015, Rashad Parker took the literary world by storm with her debut novel (My First Loves). She released her heavily anticipated sophomore novel in 2018 (What We Gon’ Do) which spiraled up the literary charts. As an advocate of all things literature, Rashad offers up her latest offering (You Shoulda Known) another vividly authentic masterpiece that’s sure to leave readers breathless.

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Be careful what you say. Watch what you do. Eliminating threats is the Davenport culture. With drama unfolding both day and night, there seems to be no rest for the weary. With a crooked cop looking into their checkered pasts; will they be able to stay afloat? Or will life’s currents wash them completely offshore? Evil lurks in the shadows. Every decision made must be executed with precision. The family has their work cut out for them.

Introducing Sherry Walraven, author of A Lesson Long Ago

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Sherry Walraven served as a middle school teacher and an elementary school principal. She is an avid reader who honed her storytelling skills on her two sons and four grandchildren. Now retired, she lives in Calhoun, Georgia and has a love for God, family, friends, and fun.

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Five high school students, who have been life-long friends, have been given an English/History assignment for the end of the school year. It was decided to do their assignment on the Civil War era and how the people lived in the middle of a war. They knew they wouldn’t have a live soldier, who had been in the Civil War as a reference, but that’s when one of the boys in the group told them his cousin, who lives in the North Georgia mountains, had made a time-machine. The others, while skeptical, finally decided they could, at least, look at this machine. What they saw when going to see the home-made time-machine was beyond belief as they gazed at what the cousin had made. The cousin told them he made it for a joke, and the high school students had no plan to go inside the strange contraption until they heard a scary noise making them run inside to hide from the odd noise. That’s when their adventure of a lifetime began as they learned a valuable lesson from long ago.

Introducing Carol Creager, author of Are My Eyes Bigger than My Stomach: Juvenile Anhinga

“I am very pleased with the publishing process.”

What do I know about wildlife? I have watched and photographed it since I was a small child. I have visited most Spanish-speaking countries during my vacations from teaching Spanish. My first trip to Costa Rica was in 1970. My goals in life are to entertain as well as to educate others and to promote conservation. I want everyone to be able to see and to appreciate nature and wildlife; therefore, I write photographic books. Most books describe animals and birds. I want you to see what I see while I travel so that you can understand as much as possible how creatures live, what they eat, how they move, and what they do where they are visible. I tire of studying books talking about ecology and wildlife; I want you to see what each creature looks like and how they act. I chose Spanish-speaking countries for two reasons. First, I speak the language and have photographed everything I could for many years for my students to see as they learned the language. To communicate successfully with people of other countries, you need to understand their customs and culture as well as their language. Second, people are familiar with huge African and Asian animals. Unfortunately, little attention has been paid to the wealth of Latin American wildlife; I am trying to do my bit to help remedy the lack. While most of my books are written primarily for children, I hope adults too will enjoy the photographs and humor as well as learn more about the wildlife.

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A veces creemos que podemos tragar un pez muy grande, pero ¿sí o no? ¿Es posible? At times we believe that we can swallow a very large fish, but can we really? Andy Anhinga

Introducing Bishop Isaac Ogbeta, author of How to Survive When You Lost All Hope: How to Overcome Depression, Anxiety, Fear, Addiction and Suicidal Thought

“My Author Representative and Publishing Team are the best ever; kind and patient, dedicated and very professional.”

This book is written by best selling author Bishop Isaac Ogbeta.

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How to Survive When You Lost All Hope is the greatest book ever written by a bestselling Author and an ordained Minister of the Gospel, Bishop Isaac Ogbeta with the International Pentecostal Churches Worldwide. This book will give you hope and faith and courage and strength to overcome “Depression, Anxiety, Fear, Addiction and Suicidal Thought”. NEVER GIVING UP HOPE NO MATTER WHAT YOU GOING THROUGH IN LIFE; ONLY CHANGE THE WAY OF YOUR THINKING, YOU CAN OVERCOME WHATEVER CHALLENGES YOU ARE FACING IN LIFE; IF YOU DON’T GIVE UP HOPE BY CHANGING THE WAY OF YOUR THINKING. Roman 4:17-18 As it is written I have made you the father of many nations”) Before God whom he believed, and who raises the dead, and call those things that do not exist as though they did: Against all hope, Abraham believed in hope, that he might become the father of many nations according to what was spoken; So shall your descendants be.

Introducing William Donald Needham, author of The Compleat Ambler: A Hiker’s Notebook about the Flora, Fauna and Fungi of a Healthy Mind and Body

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William Needham holds degrees in science from MIT, engineering from Duke, education from Troy, and business from Central Michigan—an eclectic educational background that reveals his wide-ranging interests. He has trained as a Master Naturalist in the state of Maryland and as an active hike leader with the Sierra Club, along with serving seven years as a docent at the Smithsonian American History Museum in Washington, D.C. After retiring as a captain in the U.S. Navy submarine service, William met his wife, Marina, while hiking on the Appalachian Trail in Pennsylvania. They currently live in Columbia, Maryland.

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Boost your health with a walk through the seasons of nature. Discover the many physical and mental benefits of unplugging from the digital world and taking a walk in nature! As affluent societies have become more urban, they have become more sedentary and anxious in equal measure. The frequently frenetic movement from home to car to office to sit at a computer screen at the beginning of the day, repeated in reverse order at its end, has wreaked havoc on our bodies and our brains. The Compleat Ambler is a recipe to brave the newfound world of what’s out there waiting to be seen—a guide to what is interesting and what matters in nature: the flora, fauna, fungi, and geology of the great outdoors. Revisit what our ancient ancestors knew: that exploring the natural world reawakens the body’s own evolved strictures to reach and maintain a balance of mental, physical, and moral well-being. Trekking through the seasons—with the flowers of spring, the birds of summer, the fruits of fall, the rocks of winter—The Compleat Ambler eloquently illustrates why it’s so important that we “eat right, walk more, and seek trees.”